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National Army Museum
  • 10am - 5.30pm
  • FREE
  • Chelsea, London

Easter Rising 1916

Watch experts from museums in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland sharing their thoughts on objects from our Easter Rising collection.

During the First World War thousands of Irish served in the British Army and supported the British war effort. But the issue of independence continued to be fiercely debated in Ireland.

The UK government introduced military conscription in March 1916. But it was neither universal, nor universally accepted. At Easter, faced with the additional threat of conscription, men and women in Dublin rose in armed rebellion against British rule.

In this video experts from museums in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland share their thoughts about objects from the National Army Museum’s Easter Rising collection.

Download the accompanying resource pack, which contains further details about some of the images featured in the video.

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